Franco-Provençal (Arpitan): Language Convergence at Alpine Heights

Spoken where France, Italy, and Switzerland meet, Franco-Provençal’s name also represents the frontier between linguistic regions. You can see where it is spoken on this language map from the Arpitan Cultural Alliance: Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, famous linguist of the 19th century, named Franco-Provençal after two groups of languages spoken in central Europe at the time: … Continue reading Franco-Provençal (Arpitan): Language Convergence at Alpine Heights

Zarma and Benhti Kenaga’ languages have been added!

This month we added two new languages to Amara: Behnti Kenaga’, from Alaska, and Zarma, from West Africa. Behnti Kenaga’ [taa] Amara learned about the Doyon Foundation and the 7,000 Languages Project back in April, when we added four native Alaskan Athabaskan (Dena) languages to Amara's supported subtitle languages. This month they brought the language … Continue reading Zarma and Benhti Kenaga’ languages have been added!

Stoney Corner Language Reclamation

In May, we added the Stoney Nakoda [sto] language to the subtitle language dropdown in Amara. Since then, we had the opportunity to learn more about the organization who requested the addition: the Stoney Corner Language Reclamation Project at Paul First Nation.   As a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation, Amara supports the preservation … Continue reading Stoney Corner Language Reclamation

Stoney (Nakoda) language has been added

This month we added the Stoney (Nakoda) language to Amara. Most of the languages in its subgroup, the Dakota subgroup of Siouan languages, are spoken further south, in the Mississippi Valley and Great Plains of Ohio, USA. The Stoneys are the only Siouan people that live entirely in Canada. Want tips on language preservation? We … Continue reading Stoney (Nakoda) language has been added

Santali and Ho languages added, and Guarani language updated!

In the month of April, we added three more indigenous languages to Amara's supported subtitle languages, and corrected the name of one. Read on to learn about Santali, Ho, Guarani and Paraguayan Guarani! Santali (sat) and Ho (hoc) While there are 22 languages officially recognized by the Indian Constitution, It’s hard to know how many … Continue reading Santali and Ho languages added, and Guarani language updated!

Native Alaskan languages added to Amara

Thanks to 7,000 Languages Project and the Doyon Foundation, we’ve added four native Alaskan languages from the Athabascan language family to Amara's supported subtitle languages this week: Hän, Gwich’in, Holikachuk, and Koyukon. 7,000 Languages seeks to “offer the best available technology for free use by speakers and supporters of languages largely ignored by commercial interests.” … Continue reading Native Alaskan languages added to Amara

Language Name Updates: Kinyarwanda and Mooré

One of the many great aspects of our partnership with Colours of the Alphabet is getting more detailed feedback about what we call different languages. We at Amara know that language matters, which is why we've recently updated the names of two languages on Amara based on feedback from native speakers from: Kinyarwanda, which is … Continue reading Language Name Updates: Kinyarwanda and Mooré